A luxury seafront flat visited by Queen Victoria visited and modelled on a French castle has gone on the market.

You would be forgiven for thinking you were dining at Versailles when you step into the opulent 19th century three-bedroom property in Eastern Terrace, Brighton.

The lavish flat overlooking the sea is based on the Chateau de Montmorency in France and has a truly regal drawing room fit for a king.

Adam Hinchliffe, a senior negotiator at Winkworths, said: “It is one of the last remaining drawing rooms in Brighton that is like this.”

It has floor-to-ceiling windows giving a panoramic of the sea and comes with its own royal connections.

Queen Victoria walked the terrace's polished floorboards during a visit to Brighton in the late 19th century - helping push the price tag for the property up to £1.45 million.

The Regency row has been lived in by a range of notables including Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel who lived at Number 7 from 1844 and Sir Albert Sassoon who owned Number 1 for 20 years.

The Sassoon family mausoleum is 50 yards up the road in Paston Place.

A Winkworths spokesman said: “This is a truly rare opportunity to purchase one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in Brighton.

“This apartment enjoys a wealth of period features, Royal connections and uninterrupted sea views.

“'The truly impressive drawing room with its bow front has three double casement windows, rich carved oak panelling with gilt decoration throughout, enriched coving copied from the Chateau de Montmorency and polished oak parquet flooring.”